Training News

Computer Centre is pleased to announce a series of courses between June and August, 1999
to assist staff and students in using our Centre's facilities. The courses will cover the following areas:
 
 
  • Spreadsheet
  • Word Processing
  • Chinese Information Handling
  • Unix System and Application Software
  • Internet Browsing 
  • Web-page Authoring
  • Web Course Tools
  • Parallel Programming
Most courses are open to all staff and students and are free.  Some courses may require pre-requisites.  Courses provided by a course vendor are charged a fee. Click on the course number to see the description of each course.

Register through the "CC Course Registration" icon in HKUWIN or go to the General Office (Room RR-223) in Computer Centre and fill out a Registration Form, or register via the web by clicking one of the following links.

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   Staff Registration   or   Student Registration



Course Schedule from June to August 1999
 
Courses on Parallel Programming
 
 
C1213598 SP2 Parallel Programming with Workshop June 21, 1999 
2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Run Run Shaw Building, 
RR-101
C0513798 
 
High Performance FORTRAN July 12, 1999 
2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. 
July 13, 1999 
2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. 
July 14, 1999 
2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Run Run Shaw Building, 
RR-101
C1313598 SP2 Parallel Programming with workshop July 21, 1999 
2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Run Run Shaw Building, 
RR-201
C1413598 SP2 Parallel Programming with workshop Aug 26, 1999 
2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Run Run Shaw Building, 
RR-201
   Staff Registration   or   Student Registration
 

Courses on Web Browsing, Webpage Authoring and
Web Course Tools
 
 
C1014098 
 
Getting started with Internet Services and WWW 
 
June 22, 1999 
9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. 
 
Run Run Shaw Building, 
RR-201 
 
C0915198 HTML Editing June 30, 1999 
9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Run Run Shaw Building, 
RR-201 
 
C0215898  Advanced HTML Editing : Imagemap, CGI and Frames July 7, 1999 
2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. 
Old Library Building, 
LBO-135 
 
   Staff Registration   or   Student Registration

Courses on Microsoft Office and Other Topics
 
 
W0580798 MS Excel 97 for Windows95 

(For HKU students only)

June 23, 1999 
9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. 
June 24, 1999 
9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. 
June 25, 1999 
9:30 - 12:30 p.m
Run Run Shaw Building, 
RR-201
W0480798 MS Excel 97 for Windows95 
 (Staff only) 
June 28, 1999 
9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. 
June 29, 1999 
9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. 
June 30, 1999 
9:30 - 12:30 p.m.
Old Library Building, 
LBO-135
W0280998 
 
 
 
Access 97 

(Staff Only)

July 5, 1999 
9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. 
July 6, 1999 
9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Old Library Building, 
LBO-135
W0680898 
 
 
 
Chinese Inputing Method & Chinese Word 97 for Windows95 
(Staff Only)
July 19, 1999 
9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. 
July 20, 1999 
9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. 
July 21, 1999 
9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Run Run Shaw Building, 
RR-201
W0680698 MS Word 97 for Windows95 Aug 2, 1999 
9:30 a.m. - 16:30 p.m. 
Aug 3, 1999 
9:30 a.m. - 16:30 p.m. 
Aug 4, 1999 
9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Old Library Building, 
LBO-135
W0680798 MS Excel 97 for Windows95 
(Staff Only)
Aug 11, 1999 
9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. 
Aug 12, 1999 
9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. 
Aug 13, 1999 
9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Run Run Shaw Building, 
RR-201
   Staff Registration   or   Student Registration
 
 

Courses on Computer Centre Orientation
 
 No registration is needed for the following courses.
 
 
Course Name Date       Time Venue
Computer Centre Orientation 
(4 sessions)
19/8/99   9:30-11:00 am 
23/8/99   2:30 - 4:00 pm 
25/8/99   9:30-11:00 am 
27/8/99   2:30-  4:00 pm
Meng Wah Complex T1
PC and Network Services 
(3 sessions)
20/8/99     9:30-12:30 pm 
24/8/99     2:30-5:30 pm 
26/8/99     9:30-12:30 pm
Meng Wah Complex T1
Introduction to Connecting to the HKU Campus Network 
(3 sessions)
25/8/99  3:00-5:00 pm 
27/8/99  10:00-12:00 pm 
31/8/99  3:00-5:00 pm 
Meng Wah Complex, T1
 

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Course Descriptions:

Courses on Internet Browsing and Webpage Authoring

Course No. C0814098, C0914098 - Getting Started with Internet Services and WWW

This is a 3-hour introductory course. It shows the users how they can obtain information and services offered by Computer Centre and the Internet.
 

Course No. C0115898  - Advanced HTML Editing Techniques

This is a 2-hour course on advanced techniques for homepage authoring and HTML editing.  It covers how to download and imbed cgi programs in a web page, building frames and using image maps in a web page.  Pre-requisite: Basic Web Authoring and HTML Editing course.
 

New WebCT Training Courses

Course No. C0215098 - Introduction to WebCT

This 2-hour course will discuss the basic functionalities provided by WebCT from a student's point of view to give participants some feelings on what WebCT can do for their course. e.g. browsing course materials, attempting on-line quizzes, using bulletin boards.
 

Course No. C0715198, C0815198 - HTML Editing

This 3-hour course will discuss the basic HTML editing skills using Communicator 4. Note that although this is a general HTML editing training that is also suitable for web masters, priority will be given to those who are taking this training for preparing courses on WebCT.
 

Course No. C0215298 - WebCT Course Designer's Basic Workshop

This 4-hour course will cover steps for course designers (staff members who actually prepare courses on WebCT) to post lecture materials on WebCT, and to perform customization on course homepages. Note that knowledge on topics covered in both Introduction to WebCT and HTML Editing is a pre-requisite for attending this session.
 

Course No. C0215398 - WebCT Course Designer's Advanced Workshop

This 2-hour course will cover more advanced features for course designers, e.g. preparing on-line quizzes, checking statistical data, managing student records. Note that knowledge on topics covered in WebCT Course Designer's Basic Workshop is a pre-requisite for attending this session.
 

Courses on Parallel Programming

Course No. C1013598, C1113598, C1213598 - SP2 Parallel Programming with Workshop

This is a 3-hour seminar and workshop for people interested in parallel programming using the IBM SP2 Supercomputer. It covers the methodology of writing parallel programs using the message passing interface (MPI). Students should have programming experience in C or Fortran but experience in parallel programming is not needed. Sample programs will be given to users in the hands-on workshop.

Course No. C0413798, C0513798 - High Performance FORTRAN

This 3-hour seminar on High Performance FORTRAN provides an easy way to write data parallel programs in MIMD computers such as the IBM SP2. The High Performance FORTRAN is an extension of the FORTRAN 90 in several areas, including:

Courses on Unix System and Application Software

Course No. C0511898 - Introduction to UNIX

This is a 3-hour introductory course for users with little or noUnix experience. The course will cover the Unix environment in the University, the Unix file system, the editor, electronic communication and other hints to better user the Unix facilities
 

Courses on Microsoft Office and Other Topics

Course No. W0480698, W0580698 - Ms Word 97 for Windows 95

This is a 2 1/2 day course especially designed for users who want to learn how to navigate through and work with documents; manipulate text; change formatting and page layout; and preview and print a document.

Course Outline :

  • Word 97 processing concepts
  • Using dialog boxes and icons
  • Documents editing
  • Files save/retrieve and Management
  • Files conversion and import/export filters
  • Selecting fonts and using special text and symbols
  • Auto formatting and style options
  • Using thesaurus and hyphenation, spelling and grammar check
  • Creating multiple columns and table
  • Positioning text and graphics with frames
  • Assembling documents with mail merge
  • Working with long documents
  • Printing master documents, envelopes and labels
  • Data linking and embedding

  • Course No. W0180998 for Windows 95

    Access is a powerful database software allowing users to create
    database and database applications without any programming work.
    Access 97 is part of the Microsoft Office 97 system which operates in
    the Window 95 or Window 98 environment and is Y2K compliant.
    This is a 2 day course.

    Contents of this course include:

    1. Introduction to Access 97
        - Basic concepts of Access 97
        - Starting the application
        - To quit Access 97
        - To open a database in Access 97
        - How to read from and write to standard text files

    2. Creating tables
        - Data type
        - Creating tables
        - Saving table
        - Data entry table

    3. Finding data
        - Sorting data
        - Filtering by selecting data
        - Filtering by form

    4. Query
        - Creating a query
        - Creating multi-table query and calculated field

    5. Creating a form
        - Creating a form with form wizard
        - changing design of form
        - preview designed form
        - formatting toolbar

    6. Creating reports
        - creating reports
        - creating mailing labels
     

    Course No. W0380798, W0480798 & W0580798 **- Ms Excel 97 for Windows 95

    The course outline of this 2 1/2-day workshop include :

  • Spreadsheet concepts, basic movement
  • data entry techniques & create formulas
  • using special functions formatting
  • cells formatting, data & formulascell reference
  • workbook save & retrieve
  • using dialog box commands, icons & toolbars
  • creating an embedded chart on worksheets
  • creating graphical objects on worksheets
  • worksheets printing techniques
  • database query and table handling auto filter
  • worksheet and workbook linking
  • useful built-in & functions, PMT, vlookup, (if, sumif)
  • add-in program, auto save
  • graph and picture handling and slide show
  • goal seeking and scenario manager
  • view manager

  •  

    ** Fee paying course (HK$360 per participant) for HKU students only.
     

    Course No. W0580898 - Chinese Inputting Method & Chinese Word 97*

    This is a 2 1/2-day course especially designed for users who are familiar with the English microcomputer working environment but with little experience on Chinese microcomputer operation. The course will cover :
     

  • Basic principle Changjei Chinese character input method.
  • Basic operation of Microsoft Word 6.0 under the Chinese Windows 3.1 working environment.
  • Techniques and common practices in preparing Chinese document.

  •  
    Computer Centre Orientation Courses

    This is a series of orientation seminars and workshops  to get acquainted with the computing environment at HKU.
    No registration is needed to attend.

    Computer Centre Orientation -  what computer services and facilities are available at HKU and how to access
         them.
    PC and Network Services - concepts of LAN and WAN networks, what network services are available at
         HKU and how to access these services.
    Introduction to Accessing the HKU Network - how to access the campus network using:
             (1) plug-in to "Network Access Everywhere"
             (2) PPP Dial-up services
             (3) connection from Residence Halls.

    1. Since the workshops on Chinese Inputting Method & Chinese Word 97 , MS Word 97, MS Excel 97 and Adobe Photoshop 4.0 for Windows are organised in conjunction with a course vendor, the Whiz Company, there will be a nominal charge of HK$360 per participant.

    For courses requiring a fee, please send payment to Computer Centre together with your registration form, or as soon as you have registered on the web, otherwise your registration is considered invalid and will be replaced by another applicant.  Payment can be made in cash or cheque (payable to the University of Hong Kong), or through departmental requisition (for applicants supported by departments).   Successful applicants will be notified by e-mail or telephone at least one week before the commencement of the workshop. Once accepted, the fee is not refundable. However, substitution of participant is possible by written notification to the Centre.

    2. The workshops on Chinese Word 97  will be conducted in Cantonese.

    3. Enrolment for some courses may be for students only while others may be for staff only.  Where it is not specified, the courses are open to all students and staff members of the University.  

    * The maximum number of participants for workshops held in Room 135, Old Library Building is 25; Room 201, Run Run Shaw Building is 22; and Room 101, Run Run Shaw Building is 20.
     
     



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